Wendy Meek currently supervises the Elder Mediation Program at Community Justice Initiatives, a nonprofit, restorative justice organization in Kitchener, Canada. Wendy has many years of experience assisting victims and offenders, as well as community members in addressing and resolving conflict and crime. She facilitates circles, mediations, and groups and is also a passionate speaker on the topic of restorative justice and older adults. She lives in Cambridge, Ontario.
Julie Friesen is a director of programs at Community Justice Initiatives. She has been involved in conflict resolution, mediation, and management positions since 1997. Julie has conflict resolution experience ranging from elder mediations, workplace conflicts, neighborhood disputes, and criminal court mediations. She holds an M.A. in sociology from the University of Kansas. She lives in Waterloo, Ontario.